Target: Jay-Z and Beyonce Knowles
Goal: Commend these superstar musicians for adopting and promoting a plant-based diet
Jay-Z is about to turn 44 years old and he is celebrating the occasion by going vegan. The rap legend announced his plans to “go completely vegan” for 22 days on his blog Life and Times. His talented wife Beyonce will be joining him by also adopting a plant-based diet. Please commend Jay-Z and Beyonce for using their celebrity to promote health, preserve the environment and save the lives of animals by going vegan.
A vegan lifestyle obviously saves the lives of animals, but it also benefits the environment. According to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), “Carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide together cause the vast majority of global warming. Producing a little more than 2 pounds of beef causes more greenhouse-gas emissions than driving a car for three hours and uses up more energy than leaving your house lights on for the same period of time.”
There are also many health benefits to going vegan. According to an article by Medical News Today, “eating animal fats and proteins has been shown in studies to raise a person’s risk of developing cancer, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, hypertension, heart disease, and a number of other illnesses and conditions.”
By promoting a plant-based diet, Jay-Z and Beyonce are encouraging millions of their fans to rethink the way they eat. Please take a moment to thank them for making the humane and healthy decision to go vegan.
Dear Jay-Z and Beyonce,
I was pleased to learn that you both will be going vegan in celebration of Jay Z’s 44th birthday. You are role models to millions of people and I would like to thank you for promoting a vegan lifestyle to your fans all over the world.
A vegan lifestyle is not only beneficial to your health, but it also preserves the environment and saves the lives of animals. I hope that you enjoy your 22-day vegan journey so much that you decide to adopt a life-long commitment to a plant-based diet.
I congratulate you both on your new vegan lifestyle and I thank you for sharing your thoughts on the benefits of a plant-based diet with the world.
[Your Name Here]
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